The Schwab Foundation will highlight the Social Entrepreneurs of the
Year 2013 at a livecast panel on 15 February 2013 at 12:30 EST/18:30 CET in collaboration with the Forum's media partner, The Huffington Post.
Watch the session at http://huff.lv/X8irjO.
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Digital
Opportunity Trust (DOT) is proud to announce that Janet Longmore, the
founder, President and CEO of DOT, has been selected by the Schwab
Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Entrepreneur of the
Year 2013. Longmore is the only Canadian among the 24 chosen from
around the world and only the second Canadian in the history of the
award. The winners were selected in recognition of their innovative
approaches to solving pressing social issues and potential for global
"This is a wonderful acknowledgement of Janet's leadership and a ringing
endorsement of the success and impact of DOT's unique youth-led model.
DOT engages local young graduates, empowers them with information
technology and 21st century skills and supports them as they become leaders of change in
their communities. DOT programs are bringing youth leadership to the
forefront in countries around the world," explains Patrick Gossage,
As a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Longmore joins a privileged
community of 234 social entrepreneurs from 59 countries who are fully
integrated into the events and initiatives of the World Economic Forum.
"This award recognizes the critical role that young people, linked with
technology, can play in designing solutions that seize the social and
economic opportunities that exist in their communities. There is no
more critical peer review than that of the Schwab Foundation and it is
wonderful to have Canadian innovation recognized in this way. The DOT
model is working across cultures and in many geographies, both
developed and developing, and it is with great enthusiasm that I look
forward to contributing to the work of the Schwab Foundation and the
World Economic Forum. This is an enormous opportunity for DOT to build
new business models and partnerships with other social entrepreneurs
and the powerful network of top leaders from government and industry,"
says Janet Longmore.
Janet Longmore has been asked to represent the 2013 awardees in a
livecast session on February 15 at 12:30 EST. Please join her at http://huff.lv/X8irjO.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announces the 2013
Social Entrepreneurs of 2013 in its press release at http://wef.ch/SEOY13.
Digital Opportunity Trust is an Ottawa-based international social
enterprise. DOT has reached over 800,000 people in Africa the Middle
East and the Americas through its youth-led programs and network of
over 4,000 local young leaders of change.
SOURCE: Digital Opportunity Trust
For further information:
For media enquiries:
Susan Reisler, Media Profile
1 (416) 342-1843
To reach DOT:
1 (613) 853-8925